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Walking Dead Season 3 Spoiler Photo: Merle Dixon Is Back, Minus One Hand (PHOTO)

Oh, Merle Dixon. How we’ve missed you. Of course, it’s complicated, since you might be the most hateful character to ever appear on The Walking Dead, but after a slow and steady second season, seeing your angry mug is a treat.

The last time we saw Merle was way back in Season 1, when the Grimes gang chained him to an Atlanta rooftop and left him to rot. Why? He was a racist, vindictive pig, and the more reasonable survivors saw him as a threat — to the women, in particular. Only later did they discover, thanks to his brother Daryl’s attempted rescue, that he’d escaped, leaving a mutilated hand behind.

AMC released this spoiler pic of Merle, looking as creepy as ever, with a nifty leather stump holster. Do you think they can figure out a way to stitch a weapon on that thing? And how will the new “good guy” version of Daryl handle seeing his “bad guy” big brother?

The Walking Dead Season 3 will premiere in October 2012 on AMC.

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06.14.2012 / 10:29 PM EDT by Molly Friedman
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